seersucker \ ˈsir-ˌsə-kər \ noun
: a light puckered fabric (usually striped)
The word seersucker has appeared in eight articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on June 25 in “Kentucky Derby to Allow Spectators in September” by Gillian R. Brassil:
The Kentucky Derby — known for its atmosphere as much as its thoroughbred racing — is keeping its fans this year for betting, mint juleps, and to see and be seen with elaborate millinery and seersucker suits.
There will be fewer spectators and new health precautions because of the coronavirus outbreak, but fans will indeed be on hand Sept. 5, race organizers said Thursday, to see if Tiz the Law can win the second leg of this year’s untraditional Triple Crown.